Name: cdf Haikou International Duty Free City

Location: Haikou, Hainan, China

Completion time: 2022

Total construction area: 289,468.49㎡

Client: China Duty Free (Haikou) International Duty Free City Co., Ltd.

Architectural design: Valode & Pistre Architectes

Interior design: CallisonRTKL

Theme atrium design: Weta Workshop

Landscape design: Yilan (Beijing) Planning and Design Co., Ltd

Lighting design: Lighting Design Partnership International (China Branch)

Scope of lighting design: Facade, Interior

The cdf Haikou International Duty Free City is located on the Northwest coast of Haikou, Hainan province. It is adjacent to the Xinhai Port, the core area of the city's economic development and an important transportation hub serving as an entry and exit port for goods and visitors. During field surveys at the early stage of the project, LDPi’s design team was on its Journeys to the West of Haikou accompanied and led by the most beautiful and natural element that unfolds before dusk: sunset. This is when LDPi found its challenge: the integration between natural and comfortable artificial lights.